Long Range Still CoolMarch 14th, 2014 at 8:47 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Despite the fact that we reached 51 today in G.R., the overall pattern remains cool. These are the 8-14 day outlooks for temperature (on the left) and precipitation (on the right) from the Climate Prediction Center. I’m not sure about the above average precipitation, but I think cooler than average trend will continue into early April. The average high for Monday is 45 for G.R. and we go to the low 50s by the end of the month. This weekend looks chilly relative to average…mid 30s Saturday and mid 20s on Sunday. The weekend should be mostly dry as a snowstorm moves from Central Indiana to New England (I’d move the snowfall at the link about 40 miles to the north).
Peak wind gusts today: 50 mph Chicago (water intake), 47 mph Battle Creek (where they had the scaffold collapse today), 46 mph Holland Regional Airport, 45 mph Grand Rapids, 44 mph S. Haven, 39 mph Allendale.